November 18, 2013
The Daily News
By NIKKI YOUNK Staff Writer
IRON MOUNTAIN – A former McDonald’s worker will spend a minimum of 29 months in prison for an August 2012 incident in which he spit into a snack wrap and served it to a uniformed police officer.
Dalton Ursulean, 24, of Niagara, Wis. was sentenced Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court on one felony count of placing harmful objects in food.
The maximum penalty for the charge is usually 10 years in prison, but Ursulean’s habitual offender status increases the maximum penalty in this case to 20 years in prison.
During the sentencing hearing, attorneys for the prosecution and defense informed the court that Ursulean has tested positive for the infectious disease hepatitis C. The victim, who is an officer with the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, has tested negative for the disease, they added.
Ursulean’s attorney Geoffrey Sparks emphasized that his client was unaware of his infection until recently.
“He had no idea until the blood tests came back,” he said. “He was very alarmed when he found out about it.”
Sparks added that Ursulean now recognizes that his actions were “dumb and disgusting.”
WUPN – An arrest was made of a Waupun police officer in Burnett County.
Wisconsin: Fugitive Waupun officer arrested in Burnett County
POSTED: 08/06/2013 12:01:00 AM CDT
A Waupun police officer suspected of burglarizing a restaurant in eastern Wisconsin, leading officers on a chase and stealing two vehicles was arrested Tuesday evening in northwestern Wisconsin’s Burnett County.
A statement from Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Waupun police Lt. Bradley J. Young was arrested without incident at 5:10 p.m. and was being held in the Burnett County Jail on suspicion of burglary.
WEAU-TV quoted Fitzgerald as saying Young surrendered after a SWAT team surrounded him at a residence 10 miles west of Spooner.
According to WQOW-TV, the sheriff said that Young, 43, was aware authorities had him surrounded, so he called 911 and said he wanted to turn himself in. Officers found him sitting on the steps of a cabin he had allegedly broken into earlier. A car he allegedly stole in Rice Lake was found nearby.
WUPN – Two women were release from the Marquette hospital after being allegedly held and tortured in an Ishpeming business building.
The story from The Upper Michigans Source.
Police rescue two women allegedly held captive and tortured in Ishpeming
by Ty Czarnopis
Posted: 07.03.2013 at 3:27 PMUpdated: 07.04.2013 at 5:10 P
ISHPEMING — Two women were rescued by the Ishpeming Police on Tuesday after being held captive at a local business.
According to the Ishpeming Police Department, one of the women was able to get to a cell phone and contact 911. Two men were allegedly holding the women captive at The Martial Way on Cleveland Avenue.
Two police officers responded at 6:35 a.m. on Tuesday morning, locating the two women held captive in the basement. They were allegedly held against their will for over four hours.
The Ishpeming police reported that the women were physically assaulted and bound with duct tape to support posts in the basement. The police arrested the two men at the scene without incident and they were taken to the Marquette County Jail. They have been identified as 43-year-old Jason David Sadowski, the business owner, and 65-year-old Charles Leroy Cope.
According to The Mining Journal, the two women, ages 44 and 30, met Sadowski at a bar and agreed to accompany him. Police say that Sadowski later asked one woman to kill the other.
Wisconsin Police Officer to Be Honored in Memorial
By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press
MILWAUKEE April 3, 2013 (AP)
A nonprofit group voted unanimously Wednesday to add the name of a Milwaukee-area police officer to a national memorial honoring officers killed in the line of duty.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund agreed to add Wauwatosa police Officer Jennifer Sebena to the memorial in Washington, D.C., following pressure from state lawmakers, police and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The 30-year-old officer was shot in the head multiple times as she conducted a routine solo patrol in the pre-dawn hours of Christmas Eve.
The group had previously excluded Sebena because her husband is the suspect in the shooting, meaning her death could be classified as a case of domestic violence. Walker, the Wisconsin Professional Police Association and more than 16,000 signatures on an online petition helped persuade the group to reverse its decision, said WPPA spokesman Jim Palmer, who cast one of the 15 votes.
“This is obviously the right result,” Palmer said.
Title: EXECUTIVE ORDER #94 – Flags lowered to half-staff Saturday, December 29, 2012 in Wisconsin as a Mark of Respect for Police Officer Jennifer Sebena of the Wauwatosa Police Department
December 29, 2012
Flags at Wisconsin National Guard armories, air bases and other facilities across the state will fly at half-staff Saturday (December 29, 2012) as a Mark of Respect for Police Officer Jennifer Sebena of the Wauwatosa Police Department. The Guard will render these honors in accordance with an executive order issued by Gov. Scott Walker.
Looks like Pure Michigan has some work to do for tourism in Detroit.
Enter At Your Own Risk: Police Union Says ‘War-Like’ Detroit Is Unsafe For Visitors
October 6, 2012 11:57 AM
DETROIT (WWJ) – The men and women of the Detroit Police Department believe the city is too dangerous to enter, and they want citizens to know it.
Detroit Police Officer Association (DPOA) Attorney Donato Iorio said officers are holding the “Enter At Your Own Risk” rally at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in front of Comerica Park to remind the public that the officers are overworked, understaffed, and at times, fearful for their lives.
“Detroit is America’s most violent city, its homicide rate is the highest in the country and yet the Detroit Police Department is grossly understaffed,” Iorio told WWJ’s Kathryn Larson. “The DPOA believes that there is a war in Detroit, but there should be a war on crime, not a war on its officers.”
Ex-FBI Employee Claims She Saw Angels at Flight 93
By JOE MANDAK Associated Press
PITTSBURGH July 3, 2012 (AP)
A former police officer who retired from the FBI due to post-traumatic stress disorder linked to her role in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks has written a book about seeing legions of angels guarding the Pennsylvania site where a hijacked airliner crashed.
Lillie Leonardi served as a liaison between law enforcement and the families of the passengers and crew members killed in the United Airlines Flight 93 crash. She arrived on the scene about three hours after the crash.
Although Leonardi’s book, “In the Shadow of a Badge: A Spiritual Memoir,” centers on her vision of angels, she argues her life has been changed more by what she didn’t see that day.
“The biggest thing for me is that that there were no bodies,” she said.
Pedestrian thrown in jail for 12 hours for holding up sign warning drivers about police speed trap
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
A woman in Houston, Texas, was arrested and jailed for 12 hours after she held up a make-shift sign to warn drivers about a speed trap.
Natalie Plummer was officially charged with walking in the roadway — jaywalking, essentially — though she says the police officers who arrested her were just angry that she had tipped off speeders.
Miss Plummer was riding her bicycle along a road near downtown Houston on Thursday when she spotted police officers pulling drivers over.
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Trouble ahead: Natalie Plummer spotted a speed trap near downtown Houston, Texas, and decided to warn drivers about it
Stop ahead: Miss Plummer wrote the warning on a piece of a grocery bag that she was carrying home on her bicycle
She told KTRK that it looked like the officers were targeting cars at random, so she recorded some the activity on her cell phone.
Then, she said, she turned around and wrote ‘Speed Trap!!’ in large letters on a piece of grocery bag to warn oncoming traffic.
Court says officer’s evidence about dog poop admissible
Appeal court upholds Ontario woman’s conviction for stealing TV The Canadian Press Posted: Jun 6, 2012 3:48 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 6, 2012 5:02 PM ET
Evidence of a police officer who sniffed out a thief who found herself in doo-doo was properly admitted at the trial that convicted her of stealing a flat-screen television, Ontario’s top court ruled Wednesday.
In upholding the conviction against Surriff Atkinson, the court found the officer did not seriously breach her Charter rights when he picked up her shoes in her mudroom and smelled them.
Atkinson, it seems, had stepped in canine feces from an untrained puppy belonging to the victim’s son on a darkened balcony in Kitchener, Ont., when she stole the TV from a living room in November 2009.